Verse 6 and 18 of 2 Samuel chapter 8 are very important verses simply because of the assertion concerning the source of David’s success in Life.

Next to His son, Soloman, no one in the Bible had as much success as David did. He was a songwriter, a warrior, and a King. All that anyone could ever want, David had! He was successful in everything he attempted.

Both of these verses say the same thing. I think to emphasize the truth: “The Lord gave David victory wherever he went.” The source of all success in is the Lord. Without God we can do nothing!